Patrick Beverley lead the Timberwolves to a raucous celebration following their Play-In victory
It’s party time in Minnesota!
After securing their spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2018 and just the second time since 2004, the Timberwolves weren’t letting the moment slip by.
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Beating the Clippers 109-104 in a wild fourth quarter comeback, the Timberwolves were overjoyed in front of their home fans, with Patrick Beverley leaping onto the scorer’s table, launching his jersey into the crowd as the postgame frenzy began.
“To be written off like that [by the Clippers] he’s injury prone, he’s old, to be able to play them in a play-in and beat their ass, no other [better] feeling,” Beverley said postgame.
The joy of victory 😁
— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2022
As the coverage cut back to the TNT studios, the Inside the NBA crew were cracking up at the Play-In celebrations saying the Wolves were “doing a little too much” as they called for a “One Shining Moment” tribute for the win.
“We need ‘One Shining Moment'” 😂
Inside the NBA crew reacts to the Timberwolves’ celebration after clinching the 7th seed. pic.twitter.com/kMkhQBhKkN
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 13, 2022
Players around the league were enjoying the Timberwolves’ antics with LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma among others who took to Twitter postgame.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 13, 2022
Minnesota just won the chip 🤣🤣🤣
— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 13, 2022
I am waiting for Adam Silver to walk out with The Larry @NBAonTNT
— Cedric Ceballos (@cedceballos) April 13, 2022
Their reward for winning the Play-In game? A date with the Memphis Grizzlies and superstar point guard Ja Morant, who certainly saw the funny side in tonight’s show.
they love bringing me up 😂
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) April 13, 2022
The last time these two teams met, Beverley got into it with Morant, giving the All-Star guard his usual treatment of pesky defense and plenty of trash talk to go with it and following the Timberwolves’ 119-114 win at Target Center and he wasn’t shy taking to Twitter.
Damn Memphis Grizz no dancing or talking crazzzy tonight huh 🤔 awwww ok Good Luck rest of the way
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) February 25, 2022
With the two teams splitting the season series and Beverley sure to bring his usual dose of energy, this first round series is set to have plenty of spice.
Get your popcorn ready.